Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Pilton

13th December 2018

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We caught up with BIMM Bristol’s Pilton about his latest single ‘Don’t’ – which also featured on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ playlist (7/12/18).

What was the inspiration/is there a story behind your track?

The inspiration behind the track was really just what I felt through Gus’ lyrics and vocal work; which got sent to me but was originally for another track of mine. But I felt it could be even better to build an entire new concept – so that’s what I spent three months getting done. I feel like the actual meaning/story within the song is something we can all relate to; not wanting to let go of feelings from someone you once shared love with, which hits kind of deep and is just a sad yet beautiful feeling y’know?

How did you approach writing this song?

I wanted the track to have a lot of energy yet be effective at engaging listeners straight away. The string stabs throughout help achieve this as well as the upbeat chorus’, and Gus’ awesome vocal work in the verses. I wanted a lot of acoustic, organic sounds to suit the vibe and feeling of the track as it suits the ‘lovey’ mood.

Do you have a favourite line/section of the song?

I fell in love with Gus’ vocal bridge in the second drop at around 2:10. Also the crowd vocals which were produced by the co-writer Robyn Dell’unto are just amazing and make the track pop and sound unique, expressive and powerful.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Uplifting, Emotive and Energetic.

How do you feel your sound has developed from studying at BIMM?

I think my sound has developed to a more professional level and BIMM has helped me to find my sound as an artist, as well as allowing me to branch out within a unique market in the industry.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

Being around industry professionals with a lot of great, useful contacts to help you progress as an artist.

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Sarah-Louise Burns

After studying Ba(Hons) Photography, Sarah has worked in Social Media Marketing since 2013 - she's now part of the BIMM Social Media Team, and is photographer for the Who, What, Why series.